Hill Walking Open Day
On February 7th we are having a special Hill Walking Open Day to promote the club. This will be open to everyone who turns up at the South Mall or the walk start point in the Gap of Dunloe. Walkers will be able to choose from a series of amazing walks according to their level of fitness. Members are encouraged to “recruit” walkers for this fun day of hiking.
The dates of these have not been finalised. More details on the Challenge Walks can be found on the club website www.corkbackpackers.ie under ‘Challenge Walks 2016’.
Four Peaks Challenge
The very successful Four Peaks Challenge that took place in 2015 will be repeated in 2016. The first of these is Carrauntouhil on March 13th so get out hiking regularly and improve your level of fitness. This will be followed by Mwealrea the highest mountain in Connaught during the Easter Weekend March 25, 26,& 27 in Leenane, Co. Galway.
Family & Friends Day
On April 10th we have a special Family and Friends Day at the Gap of Dunloe with walks to suit everyone. Members are encouraged to bring their family and friends.
The Reeks Ridge Walk / Circuit of Com Caille Walk on June 19th is our own Backpackers Challenge Walk. This is a stunning but demanding walk and only suitable for very fit walkers.